Silica nanoparticles observed at the surface of human bronchial cells

Edited by July 2, 2019


Communicated by the Molecular and Cell Responses to Xenobiotics Team


Observations made by scanning electron microscopy of human bronchial epithelial cells exposed to silica nanoparticles (false colours). The microvilli are visible at the surface of the bronchial cells.

(Image: Plateforme de Microscopie Electronique de l’Université Paris Descartes, Faculté de Pharmacie de Paris)